Fashion Skills For Your Resume

In day 6 of the resume guide, we discussed fashion resume skills.

As you may recall, your resume skills are found during your keyword research.

Much like you found this article sorted to the top of the search results available on the internet…

Recruiters sort the hundreds of applications they receive.

And they’re more likely to pay attention to the resumes sorted to the very top on the pile.

To make sure one of those resumes is yours, let’s look at…

Fashion Resume Skills Examples

A list of fashion cv skills to use in your next job application. Perfect for fashion design, stylist & merchandising resumes.Fashion Skills For Your Resume

Generic resume advice does not differentiate between the resume skills of a fashion designer from those of a fashion stylist.

After exposure to dozens of job descriptions while writing resumes for my clients, I know this to be false.

So, I’ll repeat what I say to them...

Study the job description to pick out your keywords and from there, list your resume skills.

When I wrote the 9 fashion resumes examples series, I took you through an in-depth study of each job description I’d responded to when creating each resume.

But not every job description will be as detailed as the ones we looked at. So here’s a list of some specific fashion keywords you can use on your resume in case you get stuck.

NOTE: when it comes to acronyms, make sure to spell them out and use both the acronym and full spelling on your resume.

Fashion Design Skills

  • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Design
  • Niche of design e.g.: lingerie, menswear, bridal etc.
  • Garment construction
  • Line sheets
  • Time management
  • Multitasking
  • Administration

Fashion Merchandising skills

  • E-commerce
  • Merchandising
  • Social Media
  • Content creation
  • Languages
  • Photography
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Able bodied

Fashion stylist

  • Point Of Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Styling
  •  Inventory Management
  • Sales
  • Conversation
  • Persuasion Skills
  • Personal Shopping
  •  Social Media
  • Able Bodied
  • Technical Writing
  • Languages
  • Intuition

When You Have No Experience

When you have no experience, how can you add any skills to your resume?


And make a bulleted list of useful/impressive attributes you bring to this role.

Those might include…

  • Special distinctions from school
  • Software programs like Microsoft, abode etc.
  • Time management
  • Quick adaptor to new environments
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Defensive Driving

Drawing to a close

Hope you found this helpful in picking out your fashion resume skills. Please refer to this section of the resume guide for more detail on writing skills for your resume.

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